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Re: “Women's rights suffer in Arkansas and at U.S. Supreme Court

Stephen, Suburb Lover, I want to tell you a true story. In the late '70s, a friend of mine became pregnant. She and her husband were ecstatic. When she was six and 1/2 months, the baby stopped moving. The doctor examined her and stated the baby had died. However, there had to be three more exams, a week apart for each one, to be certain that the baby was dead. The deceased baby was delivered at 7 months, two weeks. My friend committed suicide nine days later. No mother should ever have to carry a dead baby, and that is exactly what you will reinstall.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 02/09/2019 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Judicial election watchdog blasts ads targeting Justice Courtney Goodson

I also received the mail outs from Sterling, and I do believe his silver is quite tainted, thank you very much. After all, whenever a candidate states in the mailing that his opponent is 'A DEMOCRAT' and states it like it's a nasty thing, well, that's obviously not non-partisan and it's also not who I'm voting for.

Posted by cherokeeredbird on 11/05/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Mental health cuts stir controversy

Sam, the problem is that in mental health the providers expect healing in the same manner that your mother's lung cancer treatment was scheduled. The facts are that is not the way that treatment for the mentally ill has to progress. Saying that insurance will only pay for six sessions of therapy is like saying that you'll schedule knee replacement surgery, but then you'll have to evaluate if your insurance will cover the stitches coming out, or if therapy will be included. Mental health therapy has a lot of different aspects that may require it to last longer, especially when the person has co-morbidities like developmental challenges or injuries that cause PTSD issues.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 10/08/2018 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Today: Leslie Rutledge goes to court to take away sick people's insurance UPDATE

Bill, I am with you. Currently, I have to take an orphan medication, the only one that has ever stopped my seizures after 30 years of being unable to work. The drug without insurance would cost $4000 PER MONTH. There's no way that I could afford that, but as my epilepsy would be considered a pre-existing condition, my insurance probably would not cover it. Without it, in four months my seizures would be back out of control and I'd be unable to work. Rutledge, you are the female version of Scrooge, so I'll be very glad when your three spirits visit and straighten you out.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 09/05/2018 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Arkansas's medical marijuana growers come to light

I want to thank Bold Team, LLC for choosing to place their site in Cotton Plant. Anywhere on the Delta the people of that region would have gotten onto their knees and thanked God for the privilege of one of the plants in their region. But Cotton Plant is in the middle of an entire district that's not exactly Delta and not exactly anything except broke and broken down by the leaving of all of the factories in the area. Since all of the American Greetings closed in 2001-2, the entire area has been stricken by bad luck and devastation. I hope and pray that this action is the beginning of a new life for all of Woodruff County and the region.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 03/08/2018 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Public comments run against Interstate 30 widening plan

Claude Bahls, the bottleneck for Searcy/Cabot/Beebe distance workers isn't downtown. It's Jacksonville, that's been under construction for 20+ years, and the 67/167/I-40 death trap. They could make downtown into Adams Field and it still wouldn't help people get to their homes any faster due to what's on down the road.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 12/19/2017 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Mother and child in Little Rock homeless camp

This is a prime example of the people of Arkansas being intentionally blind to the homeless population. I know for a fact that in one town with a population of 13,000 there are 250 homeless kids attending school there. It's the same in most towns. The general population believes the rhetoric that 'if they only look for a job they can find one'. Well, try to pay rent on minimum wage. You can't do it. Politicians have made the comments that people can work two jobs. I have known people trying to work THREE jobs and still living in their cars. If the state does not provide enough affordable housing to people then we're going to have kids in the camps. It's that simple.

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Posted by cherokeeredbird on 11/02/2017 at 4:12 PM

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